Antonyms for benign

deadly, disputatious, flinty, forceful, unwholesome, ruinous, dangerous, lethal, austere, gladiatorial, nasty, risky, devilish, rude, satanic, prejudicial, hurtful, bellicose, harmful, powerful, sanguinary, detrimental, murderous, atrocious, roughened, antipathetic, feisty, menacing, Jeopardizing, disagreeable, pugnacious, confrontational, Nocuous, ill-tempered, mortal, inauspicious, fierce, doomy, dyspeptic, Poisoned, tainted, direful, ill-humored, brutal, baneful, stern, disadvantageous, unsympathetic, pitiless, mischievous, surly, adversarial, venomous, jaundiced, noxious, Envenomed, adverse, cacodemonic, harsh, deleterious, contentious, ornery, ill, cantankerous, butcherly, lowering, heavy-handed, assaultive, inhuman, quarrelsome, aggressive, ferocious, unsound, destructive, unfavorable, baleful, dour, violent, Abrading, barbarous, inhospitable, wicked, demoniac, negative, despiteful, bearish, perilous, stiff, hard, offensive, catty, vicious, bilious, stark, toxic, pernicious, bloody, Fiendish, sanguineous, unhealthful, combative, forcible, malignant, gruff, vengeful, unsafe, scrappy, tyrannical, forbidding, poisonous, agonistic, repellent, untoward, rugged, acid, splenetic, Brawly, unpropitious, bad, wanton, adversary, warlike, Luciferian, discordant, irritating, wounding, painful, caustic, hateful, fatal, bloodthirsty, inimical, oppressive, counter, rough, heartless, belligerent, foreboding, hostile, malicious, truculent, Demonian, injurious, sinister, abrasive, parlous, homicidal, portentous, malevolent, Chippy, demonic, virulent, spiteful, unkind, diabolical, polluted, severe, intense, threatening, noisome, cruel, pestilent, grim, cancerous, Imperiling, intimidating, savage, malign, poison, ominous, damaging, exquisite, ungentle, Murdering, strong, minatory, Ill-boding, sanguine, dire, evil, antagonistic, coarse, brute, bloody-minded, inhumane, unfriendly, scathing, fell, sadistic, militant, revengeful, argumentative, steely, hazardous, ill-natured, unhealthy, vindictive, Roughening, insidious, barbaric.

Quotes of benign

  1. Some Harvard guy said that acid would open our minds, pot wouldn't hurt us, and cocaine was benign – Chevy Chase
  2. The plausible outcomes range from the gradual and benign to the more precipitous and damaging. – Timothy Geithner
  3. If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school. – Jonathan Kozol
  4. I'd like to do more Shakespeare. I'd like to do Iago in Othello. I look so benign It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul. – Kyle MacLachlan
  5. Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things. – Mary MacLane
  6. The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long -term security and prosperity from terrorism. – Mitch McConnell
  7. Even when there are banalities, they're usually kind of benign banalities. – Michael McKean
  8. Acid wasn't getting a whole lot of bad press at the time, and as I saw the whole bad -press thing happen, I became aware that the government had done a whole lie on all the other benign drugs as well. It became clear to me that the government wanted no real drug education. – Tommy Rettig
  9. The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. – Carl Sagan
  10. When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign in solitude. – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for benign

  1. Here they could watch their father, as his benign unsuspecting face came in sight, mounting the hill, either upon the gray mare, Bonnie, or the brown gelding, Peter. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  2. Phil thanked him and smiled across at his companion who was cheering up wonderfully under the benign influence of the stove. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  3. She gave him every instruction, every intimation that was necessary; cleared the social difficulties which in some degree are experienced on their entrance into the world even by the most highly connected, unless they have this benign assistance; planted him immediately in the position which was expedient; took care that he was invited at once to the right houses; and, with the aid of her husband, that he should become a member of the right clubs. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  4. Mrs. Maitland looked positively benign – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  5. The benign influences of water are felt in the eastern grape regions at distances of one to four miles, seldom farther. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  6. Now he had seen with his own eyes the benign attitude of his former enemy. – Bamboo Tales by Ira L. Reeves
  7. The buxom and benign countenance of Mayor Bryant, his person clad in a rigorously accurate full dress costume, was not less noticeable. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  8. May your Great Mother be benign when you return to give your high council our message on the far- distant worlds you have shown us in the sky. – Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier
  9. The terrible ruler looked benign – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  10. Come, let us enter this benign edifice; you shall show me your dominion and instruct me in the rules. – A Cynic Looks at Life Little Blue Book #1099 by Ambrose Bierce
  11. As it was, Alexander's countenance was so benign and cheerful that the little lady noticed it. – The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump
  12. Mr. Waddington looked up with the benign expression he had had when he came on Barbara alone in the drawing- room before dinner, a look so directed to her neck and shoulders that it told her how well her low- cut evening frock became her. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  13. The multitudes who there saw his benign countenance, will not quickly forget the devotion which mingled with the performance of the ceremony. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  14. He rose in a leisurely fashion, and seemed the very essence of the benign as he stretched forth his hand. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. As bare as erst when Vulcan took them short, And how the rest roll, glide and move, I see, How their aspects benign or froward be. – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  16. In this case I am happy to observe that experience has afforded the most ample proof of its utility, and that the benign spirit of conciliation and harmony which now manifests itself throughout our Union promises to such a recommendation the most prompt and favorable result. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. However, there was not the urgency for instant flight that Charlotte had thought there was; night fell; a whole regiment of our mounted infantry came silently up from the rear of the plantation and bivouacked without lights behind a quarter of a mile of worm- fence; our two wounded and three unharmed prisoners, or Miss Harper's, I should say, for it was in response to her entreaties that the latter had thrown down their arms, were taken away; the dead man was borne out; lights glowed in every room, the servants returned to their tasks, a maddening fragrance came from the kitchen, and the three nieces flitted everywhere in their benign activities, never discovering the hurt on my shoulder until everything else on earth had been discovered, and then-" Oh, Richard, Richard!" – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  18. To evil spirits unpropitious still, To me thy face will ever seem benign Along these heights, where nought save smiling hills, And spacious fields, thou offer'st to my view. – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  19. When the unfortunate woman arrived, Misery was waiting for her with a benign smile upon his long visage. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

Rhymes for benign